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February, July, April

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year , Part Time: 2 years



If you are excited about working in cyber security, the Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a great starting point for a career in this area.

The qualification has been validated by leading IT companies and associations as a quality training program that provides graduates with practical skills and knowledge to work in a technical support role in a cyber security operations centre (CSOC).

And with information technology one of the fastest growing industry sectors in Victoria, one of IT’s fastest areas of workforce growth is cyber security.

Holmesglen’s Certificate IV in Cyber Security has been developed to provide you with practical skills in:
• identifying and reporting system vulnerabilities
• identifying and reporting website and system threats
• evaluating and reporting cyber security incidents
• securing PC and mobile devices
• device forensics
• PEN testing
• networking fundamentals
• network security basics
• firewall installation, configuration and management
• working as part of an incident response team
• web security
• programming – Python, JavaScript, C#
• organisational policies and processes for cyber security.

Holmesglen’s cyber security course is strongly supported by our industry and Academy Partners:
Fortinet Network Security Academy ; Cisco Networking Academy ; Microsoft Academy ; Amazon Web Services Academy (AWS) ; LifeJourney ; Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).

Course structure


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.





Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation


Secure a networked personal computer


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements


Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment


Communicate information


Perform basic cyber security data analysis


Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security


Automate processes


Write script for software applications


Test concepts and procedures for cyber security


Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation


Develop a cyber security industry project


Analyse and present research information


Expose website security vulnerabilities


Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation


Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise

Entry requirements

There is no prior work or knowledge experience in IT required for entry into this qualification.

Holmesglen does require learners to have basic IT skills in switching on the computer, saving and organising files, sending and reading emails and following instructions for installing software/applications.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.


You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.



On completion, you will receive the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.


Further training pathways from this qualification include:
• 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security
Bachelor of Information Systems


After successfully completing the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to work as a paraprofessional in a cyber security helpdesk role, or as a team member in a cyber security operations centre (CSOC).

Job roles and career opportunities in cyber security would include:
• cyber security technical support
• desktop support technician
• cyber security intrusion tester
• security support officer
• PEN tester
• networking security support officer
• systems tester
• computer forensics technician
• website security support officer.

How to apply


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Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.




Full Fee


Government subsidised




Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options

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Cyber Security Open Days

Cyber Security is becoming one of the most fastest growing and exciting areas of IT. Come see us at Open Day to learn about how this area of IT could be your next career move. We�ll let you know about all the interesting topics in our course, from penetration testing to identifying real cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. Meet our expert teachers who�ll show you our computer labs and facilities and tell you about our practical applications, range of courses on offer and course pathways available.

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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